January 29, 2012

Tag, I'm It....

Did you like playing tag as a kid?  I was never a fast runner, so I was always the one chasing kids... or... I was always the one that was frozen in freeze tag!  It was not my idea of fun...standing there waiting to be unfrozen... But this game of tag is bunches different, so I decided to play along.  I hope you do too!

Melissa over at Dilly Dabbles, DeAnne at First Grade and Fabulous,  and Miss Smartie Pants all tagged me in this game of question tag.  As in all games, there are rules that you need to follow:

1)           You must post the rules.
2)          Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3)          Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4)          Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5)           Let them know you've tagged them! 

Step 1:  Twelve Fun Facts About Me

1.    I am married to the man of my dreams. 

2.    I have 6 brothers and sisters.  

3.    I love dogs.  I have a huge black lab ~Willow~  and a red heeler ~Dingo~
4.    I have lived in Oklahoma my entire life (I actually live in Virginia for 6 months... but I don’t really count that since I was in between jobs).

5.    I like things to be organized.  In an obsessive way!  However I don't seem to have a problem with a messy car and dirty dishes in the sink.  I think I need to see counseling!

6.    I have been to Europe twice and would love to go again with my husband someday. 

7.    I love to sing karaoke ~ my two adorable dogs always run and hide when I do.  Not really sure why???

8.    I can get totally lost in a good book for hours.

9.    I won’t be able to retire until I’m 65!!! That’s not really a fun fact...but it is the sad truth!  

10.  I love to watch snow when it is falling... especially if they are huge flakes.  BEAUTIFUL!!

11.   I love to play board games and cards

12.   My first job was at a Sonic as a carhop.  My first customer gave me a $20 tip.  (From his breath, I'm sure he wondered what happened to all his money the next morning).

Step 2:   Answering the questions.  Since Melissa tagged me first, I'm going to answer her questions. 
1)          What is your favorite food/drink to de-stress? Coke – (shoot...I just missed happy hour!  Here comes the stress!!)

2)        What is your favorite book to read to your class?  Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Dummond

3)        What is your favorite book to read yourself?  The Bible – no matter how many times I read it, I always seem to find something I never saw before

4)        How far do you travel to get to your school? approximately 6 miles

5)        How many students are in your class? 17

6)        Do you exercise?  How often and what types?  I wish I could say yes.  But that would be a lie.  So...sadly... Nope

7)        What is your favorite topic or unit to teach? I love teaching about penguins

8)        What behavior plans/rewards do you have in place in your classroom?   I give my kiddos a Smartie when they do something that they know they are suppose to be doing, and no one else is doing it.  I tried pulling cards, but I can't seem to make it work for me.  

9)        What do you wear to school?  (slacks, skirts, dresses, jeans, types of shoes)  I usually wear slacks and if it’s cold I wear tennis shoes and if it’s warm you will see me wearing sandles (flip flops).

10)     How old/new is your school?  Old!  In fact my husband went to grade school there 100 years ago.  They have added 2 more buildings since he went there.  There is a Primary Building (pre-k through 3rd grade) and an Intermediate Building (4th  through 6th) and a relatively new cafeteria.

11)      What technology do you have available/use in your classroom?  In my classroom I have a Smartboard, an Elmo (purchased with my own money), one computer, 6 Neo2 (which are totally awesome) and through the help of Donor’s Choose I was able to get six MP3 Players.

12) How do you spoil yourself? reading a book, with a Sonic Coke and a bag of  Twizzlers – love it!

Step 3:     Passing along the tag... with your 12 questions.   

1. Do you have to sign in and out when you arrive and leave school? (including if you leave for lunch?)

2. What is your favorite snack?

3. What time do you usually get to work?

4. What is your dream vacation?

5. Who is your favorite actor/actress?

6. Have you ever had a bad habit that you have now overcome?

7. Is there a smell that you can’t tolerate?

8. Do you have a favorite sports team?

9. What’s your favorite type of music?

10.What annoys you more than anything?

11. What is your favorite children’s book?

12. How long have you been teaching?

TAG, you're it!


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  1. About five years ago I started reading all the way through a different translation of the Bible each year. This year it's The Message. What a treat.

    Forever in First

  2. Oh man, you must've been working on your post while I did mine because I tagged you! Oh well!

    Living A Wonderful Life

  3. Wow, you have a BIG family!!!! That's so cool. I found several new blogs from you too...who doesn't need more blogs to follow!!?!?!? Thanks :)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. I love my doggy too! He is my lil baby! Have a great week!

  5. The twizzlers better not be gone!!!

    1. Of course they are there... I need something to keep me awake during the staff development tomorrow!

  6. Love to be organized but have a messy car and dishes in the sink...that describes me also. Thanks for becoming my newest follower!

    Thinking Out Loud

  7. Oh no! I tagged you also today.

    Have a good week!


  8. Thanks for tagging me! I just posted my response tag. Please come check it out!

  9. Those are some GREAT blogs that you posted. I also have a lab, who thinks he's itty bitty and wants to climb all over us! haha!

    Come on over and check out my freebie and giveaway for this week! :)